Danielle Ochs is an Equity Shareholder in the San Francisco office of Ogletree Deakins, P.C. She serves as co-chair of the firm’s Technology Practice Group and focuses on matters arising in the TECHPLACETM. She has 25 years of experience representing employers in matters involving employment issues and employment-based technology, trade secrets, and unfair competition in federal and state trial and appellate courts, arbitration, and administrative agencies. Ms. Ochs’ experience includes successfully defending employers in both jury and bench trials and in arbitration proceedings. She currently dedicates a significant portion of her practice to trial court litigation, arbitration, and strategic conflict management. She works closely with her clients to develop effective strategies for litigating and resolving legal actions, approaching each case zealously and strategically with a steadfast commitment to client service. Ms. Ochs also has active advice and counsel, training, and investigations practices, working closely with employers on a variety of employment and employment-based technology, trade secret, and unfair competition compliance issues with the goal of avoiding litigation. She represents an array of “tech” employers, as well as employers in a broad array of other local, national, and international industries. Ms. Ochs regularly speaks across the country on a range of employment, and employment-based technology, trade secret and unfair competition issues.
Ms. Ochs received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she was a Regents Scholar. She received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. From 2005 through 2014, Ms. Ochs taught at Hastings as an Adjunct Professor of Law in the areas of Pretrial Practice and Employment Discrimination. She is actively involved in the legal community and is currently an Executive Committee member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, a past Chairperson of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the National Bar Association (“NBA”), a past President of Black Women Lawyers of Northern California, and is a past Director of NBA Region IX. In 2018, Ms. Ochs was named a “Most Influential Black Lawyer” by Savoy Magazine; in 2019 she was inducted into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers; and more recently she was recognized by Best Lawyers in America (2021).